We fished a double today. Started out in the 02’s in 90 FOW. We didn’t have much of a morning bite, two hits on a high wire diver out 155 with a 10” White Crush Mountain Dew Spin Doctor/Cold Steel Big Water Meat Rig. That was it. When we hit the 04’s we turned northwest and took it out to 300 FOW then brought it back in to 150 FOW. The action wasn’t fast, but we did hit some fish. 8, 10, & 12 color cores and 200, 250 coppers all took bites. We didn’t really have a hot bait. Regular size Yeck Lighting on a 200 copper took a couple and a SS Magic Man on an 8 color took two Steelhead. No rigger bites on the morning trip. We started our afternoon trip in 300 FOW in the 02’s and trolled north. We hit a good fish right away on our high wire with Mountain Dew/Cold Steel rig but it got away. Our other high wire out 170’ with a White Slick Light Green Tape/Green Death Big Water Rig was the hot diver on the p.m. trip. It took 3 of our Kings. When we hit the 03’s we put it on a in troll. We had decent action. Our chute rigger down 65 with a pair of regular size Fuzzy Bear Yellowtails went 3 times. The Yeck Lighting took a couple more and a Copperhead on a 10 color core went twice. It’s hard to find the time to get this report out when we are running doubles so the reports might not be real timely when we do run them.
Ludington Area Fishing Reports
They were biting good this morning. Yesterday the water was cold, 44 degrees on the surface, up north where we’ve been fishing. There was a break just south of the Point in 100 FOW and that is where we were hitting fish. By the end of our trip the break had pushed into shallow water. Today the surface temp was 70 degrees and the break was down 55 to 60 feet. We set up in 100 FOW in the high 01’s and trolled north. There was a strong current out of the south. We didn’t have much action until we bumped up our speed. Our high wire divers out 145 & 155 were our hot rods early. We’ve been running the same Spin Doctor/Big Water Meat Rigs for several days now, a 10’ White Crush Mountain Dew/Cold Steel and a 10” Glow Blade Blue Bubble/Blue Moo. Our out downs were set at 55 & 45 ft. with glow spoons and we had out a 7, 8 and two 10 color cores. We had plugs on the two high cores and spoons on the 10’s. The 7 color went twice but no bites on the 8. We took it down to the 04’s then looped out to turn back to the south. We took a Laker, a Steelhead & a small King on the turn. We hit fish on the south troll but the north troll was our best.